What if Superman Punched You? [Science!]

Physics-wise, do you know what would happen to you if Superman ever decided to punch you? Watch the video to find out! [Vsauce3]

How Did Feathers Evolve? [Science Video]

To look at the evolution of modern bird feathers, we must start a long time ago, with the dinosaurs from whence they came. We see early incarnations of feathers on dinosaur fossils, and remnants of dinosaurs in a bird’s wish bone. Carl Zimmer explores the stages of evolution and how even the reasons for feathers […]

How Does Toothpaste Make Orange Juice Taste Bad?

Toothpaste is loaded with a cornucopia of chemicals that add flavors, body, texture, and most importantly, the ability to clean your teeth. One compound in particular, a detergent known as sodium lauryl sulfate is responsible for the suds that you produce when brushing. As it turns out, this compound has an interesting effect on your […]

Quantum Skittles Used for Feline Friendly Schrodinger’s Cat Experiment [Video]

Atoms and particles are quirky. Therefore we need an equally quirky thought experiment to understand superposition. You may be familiar with Schrodinger’s Cat. However we are going to use a feline friendly thought experiment that is fun and easy to digest. [Comma Niddy]

Why Are There Righties & Lefties? [Video]

About 10% of the world population is left-handed. But why does handedness exist and what determines which hand is dominant? Scientists have suggested several theories, but the answer may well lie with evolution. [Scishow]

The Scientific Secret to Superhuman Strength [Science Video]

It turns out that superhuman strength may not be so farfetched… [ASAPScience]

Calculus Thrift Shop [Music Video]

A rather entertaining version of Macklemore’s Thrift Shop by three ladies who decided to take a mathematical approach the song. Check it out! [Miranda Johnson | Via]

Neil deGrasse Tyson Raps About the Universe [Video]

I mixed Neil Degrasse Tyson’s audio from the Joe Rogan Experience podcast into a funky rap about the universe. [Andy Greenhaw | Via IO9]

Supreme court strikes down human gene patents

The Supreme court has ruled that human genes can’t be patented. However, synthesized versions of the material can be patented, the judges ruled. In a unanimous verdict, the judges ruled against Myriad Gentics. That’s a firm which registered patents on two genes (BRCA1 and BRCA2) which appear to be indicators of women having an increased […]

Dropping Hot Charcoal into Liquid Oxygen (In Slow Motion) [Video]

Watch as the team from the Periodic Videos Youtube channel drop a piece of hot charcoal into liquid oxygen and film the whole process with a high-speed camera. Fascinating. [Periodic Videos | Via IHC]

Rock ‘n’ Rolling on Mars [Pic]

Check out this amazing picture featuring a boulder that went tumbling down a slope on Mars. The photo was caught by the HiRISe camera located aboard NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. What started it up? A Marsquake, a nearby impact, the erosion of its underpinning due to the relentless Martian winds? You can see the boulder […]